B3 funded PhD student Laura Nixon (Lincoln University) has been working with USDA collaborators on volatile emissions from BMSB for better detection of the pest at ports and in sea-freight containers.

A link is provided here to a YouTube video on this work prepared by Dr Rob Morrison who is part of Dr Tracy Leskey’s team at USDA ARS Kearneysville.


Laura’s work has been supported by the MBIE International Relationships Fund to help coordinate priority topics and cross-cutting action items for Invasive Species Research under the NZ-US Joint Commission on Science and Technology Collaboration (or JCM).

Contact:  Michael Rostas ([email protected])